From Excitement to Exhaustion: Around the Clock at 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

Just slightly after 1 A.M. the rain began again as riders set off into the inky blackness of the Arizona desert. Not a complaint was heard as they left the tent.

This is the 24-Hours in the Old Pueblo (24HOP).

Some riders come to party. Others probably bit off more than they could chew, the 24HOP being their first endurance event. But many train hard and go for a podium spot. And for those riders, the appearance of Lance Armstrong and his former Postal posse boosts the motivation to win.

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POV Video: Tomas Slavik’s Savage Urban DH Mountain Bike Run at Valparaiso

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When it comes to mountain bike racing, there are few disciplines which offer a risk/reward ratio as savage as urban DH. With the Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo course cobbled together from residential hillsides, riders are forced to hunt for seconds off the clock amidst the rooftops and stairways of everyday life. Czech Republic’s Tomas …

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One Hell of a Ride: Bikepacking the Huracan 300

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It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I’m sitting on the curb in front of a 7-11 convenience store in Apopka, Florida. The sun, which has been beating down on us unobstructed by clouds since the early morning, sinks slowly towards the western horizon. Phone in hand, I’m searching Google Maps for the closest (and cheapest) hotel …

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How Do You Pack for an Epic 340-mile Bikepacking Route?

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This year was my first attempt of the Huracan 300, a 340-mile bikepacking route through central Florida. The route covers swoopy singletrack, limestone roads, sandy doubletrack, and a healthy dose of pavement. While I’ve been bikepacking a handful of times, I had never attempted anything quite like this. In the lead up to the event, I …

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Watch: Stolen Goat Orkaan Everyday Long Sleeve Jersey Review

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If you’re looking for a toasty three-season jacket, Stolen Goat has you coved with their new Orkaan Long Sleeve Everyday Jersey.  The interior of the Orkaan jacket is a very soft, comfortable, Roubaix fleece and the exterior is both waterproof and wind resistant, with the weatherproofing build directly into the fabric. This means that you never …

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